It is very reassuring to know I don't have to babysit chickens this summer, while I'm running around working.
The chickens have learned how to use their ramps, and seem to enjoy being able to go in and out as they please. Most of the time they are back in the coop when I get out there to lock the door. There have been a few nights when I've had to chase them in through the big barn doors, but overall, so glad we got it done. I'm treating them to strawberry tops.
Just a minute or two after Hubby pulled in the driveway, the rain poured down on me. No warning, no sprinkle. It felt good too. I ran in, then turned around and saw my clothesline full of towels/rags/washcloths and rugs.
The rain put the kibosh on all my plans in the garden.
While that sat for the required three hours (before canning), I rinsed and blanched the radish greens - our first batch in the freezer.
My garlic has already produced scapes, so those needed to be cut off. This year the goats got them for treats.
Oregano finally made it's way to the drying rack. And a bit more thyme. I need lots of thyme (ha! both kinds - time, and thyme).
My homemade hand lotion is coming in very handy for these long days. Also, I have an update. Mom gifted a jar of my unscented lotion to a neighbor. Her neighbor, just told her she loves it, and she even used it on her dry feet over winter (which she said worked wonderfully, as she always has a terrible time with dry feet over winter). I did too, and love it. I'm sure we'll be making more of it.
Oh...we got more rain last night, so everything is once again soaking wet. Too wet to get in there and pull anything, weed anything, etc. Maybe I'll get porch time and finally finish that crochet project.